The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, today laid the foundation stone for three highway projects at Sonepat in Haryana.
Addressing a public meeting, the Prime Minister said that it is not money that builds roads, but it is roads which generate money.
The Prime Minister said infrastructure projects such as roads and power are the first pre-requisite of development. He added that once infrastructure is in place, development and quality of life improves. Shri Narendra Modi said these highways would give pace to Haryana's growth.
The Prime Minister said the Union Government is working towards removing bottlenecks and simplifying procedures to speed up implementation of infrastructure projects. He mentioned the PRAGATI interactions with various Ministries and States that he chairs every month, to resolve issues in pending projects.
The Prime Minister reiterated his vision of connecting 18000 unconnected villages with power supply within 1000 days, and ensuring 24x7 power supply to all parts of the country by 2022.
Union Ministers Shri Nitin Gadkari and Ch Birender Singh were present on the occasion.